partnerships and our communities

collaborating with our community

Leeds is a thriving, creative place, full of stories and culture. We are proud to play our role in chronicling how the city has evolved and expressed itself over the years, and in building a vibrant future for everyone.

We work with organisations and partners across the city and beyond, exploring art and culture in different communities. We also help spark conversations by hosting regional events, leading quality research, and sharing stories.

our research in the community

To tell powerful stories, we need to let everyone speak. We believe in interdisciplinary, collaborative and inclusive research that gives everyone a voice.

Our partnerships with industry and the community are a crucial part of our work. These links allow students and researchers to gain vital experience and insight. And through initiatives such as our Centre for Culture and the Arts and our Leeds Cultural Conversations events, we give people a platform, so we can explore our pasts and our futures together.

forged by fire

‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’ is a four-year AHRC-funded project, which started in September 2016, bringing together urban and medical historians to research the relationship between fire, burns injuries and social identity in Britain.

The project is a collaboration between: Leeds Beckett University; the Children’s Burns Trust; Beckfoot Thornton School, Bradford; Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service; West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’ is a four-year AHRC-funded project, which started in September 2016, bringing together urban and medical historians to research the relationship between fire, burns injuries and social identity in Britain.

The project is a collaboration between: Leeds Beckett University; the Children’s Burns Trust; Beckfoot Thornton School, Bradford; Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service; West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

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the war on waste

This project makes a connection between Dr Henry Irving’s research on recycling during World War Two and contemporary debates around waste.

The project was a collaboration between Leeds Beckett University, Leeds City Council and Zero Waste Leeds. Students on Applied Humanities subsequently worked on hosting an online event during Leeds Fashion Futures Heritage Week, helping people to reflect on the past and the present in order to build a more sustainable future with Zero Waste Leeds.

in conversation

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centre for culture and the arts

Founded in 2013, the Centre for Culture and the Arts is the public face of the research and public engagement work taking place in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities.

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